University of New Mexico, Centennial Engineering Center

Albuquerque, NM | 2008

Planned as an interdisciplinary instructional and research facility, Centennial Engineering Center unites a number of engineering disciplines, bringing together the departments of Civil, Electrical, Chemical and Nuclear, and Biomedical Engineering. Located at the heart of the existing complex of engineering buildings, the project is designed to be built in three phases. Its design embraces the concept of maximum flexibility in design for science and research, with two large lab blocks in an uninterrupted modular arrangement joined around an open courtyard by two wings of offices and technology-rich instructional space. Two entry towers define the engineering complex: one welcomes visitors at the campus perimeter; the other, accessed through a newly landscaped engineering green and experimentation area, faces the campus. A transparent student/faculty lounge adjacent to this entry has views to both green and courtyard. Shepley Bulfinch was the design architect in association with Van Gilbert Architects of Albuquerque.

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  • Square Footage: 135,000 s.f.
  • Construction Cost: $35m

Shepley Bulfinch Team

Alexander Howe
Paul McIntire
Shane Mulrooney
Amy Cheng
Leslie Sims

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